Govan Men’s Shed Project: Come In

We have been delighted to have been working with local group Govan Men’s Shed on ‘Come In’; a project involving arts and accessibility.

Local group, Govan Men’s Shed have taken part in a series of Photography, Ceramics and Drawing and Painting classes across one another’s sites; Studio Pavilion and Govan Men’s Shed. The programme has been designed to widen the audiences that take part in our activities, teach new skills to the men involved (all suggested by themselves) and improve accessibility to both sites.

The men took part in sessions to assess both sites in terms of their ease of access and how well signposted and welcoming they are. As an outcome of the project they designed new signs to be placed strategically on both sites.

Govan Men’s Shed is a warm and important organisation which is going from strength to strength. It’s a place for men (and women!) to come, learn, socialise, make and work together to improve the facilities and quality of support.

Many thanks to all of the men at Govan Men’s Shed for participating with enthusiasm, generosity and a wealth of experience!

Thanks to Sarah Everett, Practice Nurse at Govan Men’s Shed, our artist facilitators Matt Barnes (Photography), James Winnett (Ceramics) and Sheena Russell (Drawing and Painting) and Big Lottery for supporting the project.